Cannes Film Fest Releases Lineup for Its 70th Edition; Horror Entries Include Twin Peaks, Okja, and More!

The Cannes Film Festival has announced the lineup for its 70th edition, running May 17-28, and it includes some potentially fantastic titles. For example, there will be a screening of Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, Bong Joon-ho’s Okja, and David Lynch will be present to premiere the first two episodes of the “Twin Peaks” revival. There will also be a screening of Takashi Miike’s Blade of the Immortal.

Supposedly, Cannes this year will be a highly politicized event with many of the films taking on issues that are prevalent in today’s culture and climate.

The full list of films can be found below.

Opening Night Film

Ismael’s Ghost directed by Arnaud Desplechin


The Day After directed by Hong Sangsoo

Loveless directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev

Good Time directed by Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie

You Were Never Really Here directed by Lynne Ramsay

Jupiter’s Moon directed by Kornél Mandruczo

L’amant Double directed by François Ozon

The Killing of a Sacred Deer directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

A Gentle Creature directed by Sergei Loznitsa

Radiance directed by Naomi Kawase

Wonderstruck directed by Todd Haynes

Happy End directed by Michael Haneke

In the Fade directed by Fatih Akin

Rodin directed by Jacques Doillon

The Beguiled directed by Sofia Coppola

Le Redoutable directed by Michel Hazanavicius

Okja directed by Bong Joon-ho

120 Battements Par Minute directed by Robin Campillo

The Meyerowitz Stories directed by Noah Baumbach

Un Certain Regard

April’s Daughter directed by Michel Franco

Lucky directed by Sergio Castellitto

Jeune Femme directed by Léonor Serraille

Western directed by Valeska Grisebach

Wind River directed by Taylor Sheridan

Directions directed by Stephan Komandarev

After the War directed by Annarita Zambrano

Dregs directed by Mohammad Rasoulof

Out by György Kristóf

The Nature of Time directed by Karim Moussaoui

Before We Vanish directed by Kurosawa Kiyoshi

L’atelier by Laurent Cantet

Beauty and the Dogs by Kaouther Ben Hania

Barbara directed by Mathieu Amalric

Closeness directed by Kantemir Balagov

The Desert Bride directed by Cecilia Atan and Valeria Pivato

Out of Competition

Blade of the Immortal directed by by Takashi Miike

How to Talk to Girls at Parties directed by John Cameron Mitchell

Visages, Villages directed by Agnès Varda

Special Screenings

12 Jours directed by Raymond Depardon

They directed by Anahita Ghazvinizadeh

An Inconvenient Sequel directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk

Top of the Lake: China Girl directed by Jane Campion & Ariel Kleiman

Promised Land directed by Eugene Jarecki

24 Frames directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Napalm directed by Claude Lanzmann

Come Swim directed by Kristen Stewart

Demons in Paradise directed by Jude Ratman

Sea Sorrow directed by Vanessa Redgrave

Clair’s Camera directed by Hong Sangsoo

Twin Peaks directed by David Lynch

Midnight Screenings

The Villainess directed by Jung Byung Gil

The Merciless directed by Byun Sung-Hyun

Prayer Before Dawn directed by Jean Stephane Sauvaire

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